Which henna to choose?

I posted this on the old forum but just realized there was a new one...

Celebration henna

I ordered some...so now.....how long for dye release?


Black henna or not?


A friend of mine recently went to Egypt, and she brought back what she's calling "black henna powder," which she now wants to mix and apply. I've never heard of the PPD "black henna"  coming in powder form, and I was wondering if there might be some natural, unharmful henna additive that is used in Egypt  to darken henna. I'd hate to tell her that what she bought is unsafe if it isn't.


Thanks for your help,



Question about Purity and terps

Does the Purity take as long to release dye?  I usually use the KISS method for mixing my henna.  Just don't want to leave it sitting too long!!  Can't wait to play with it!!

What is the best way to store my terp?


Thanks in advance!



Want to buy new henna

Hello everyone!  I want to buy some new henna.  I have been a customer here for 3 or so years now.  I started with Yemen, went to PP and recently DOTM.  I'm about to run out of DOTM and I need to purchase more henna.   My hair is fairly dark it looks like a dark cherry now.  So, I can't usually tell a huge color difference I just want to know if there is a new henna on the site that people are liking right now?  I just like to try new stuff but, I am looking for good dye content.  :)  I don't have much gray I just really love the conditioning effects of henna my hair has never been in bette

Traditional darkening mixtures worth it?

I normally use henna, lemon juice, sugar, and lavender oil. This week I was told (by someone who's been doing henna her whole life, having grown up in India) that cooking tamarind and using that water will darken henna, and by someone else that brewing strong black tea with cloves (mostly for color, also for scent) and cinnamon (for scent) and using that will darken henna too.

Will either of these do any better than my usual essential oil, or are they about the same?


Tips for using Cones?

I have some 101 level questions about using cones:

How do you hold them? I've seen photos and videos with a many ways of holding the cones, although some of the cones look more like bags. Some cones look very stiff, some look very flat, some look very floppy. What do you use, and what are the benefits of different cones, holding styles?

How do you re-tape the cones as the paste dwindles? Reopen a flap, roll and tape? Fold over and add tape?


My Henna Story - with pictures

In Romania, 12 years ago I decided to enhance my natural hair color which is mousy medium brown that goes lighter on my length of hair due to the fact that my hair is really dry and gets damaged very easily plus the sun.... It looks like this:


If you had to sum up your teenage years in clothes / hair and make-up, what would they be?

Reading these diary entires from other people's teenage years really reminded me of my own teens and the clothes and hair I wore. 


If I had to sum it up, my 1980s style would be Black Levi 501s, biker jacket and colourful silk shirts.

How about you?

How do you think you would feel if you wore your 1980s outfits again?


How far do you go to maintain a body shape?

Naomi Campbell recently revealed that she keeps in shape through regular fasting on a mix of maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and water. She also has a personal trainer and dietician. 


What other examples have you seen recently of people going to extremes to maintain their famous body shape?



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